Alex Hager


Alex Hager, from Darien, Connecticut, is a reporter for Elon News Network. He is a Journalism major with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Alex is passionate about telling stories, hiking mountains, and wearing Hawaiian shirts. 


Recent Articles

Belk Library to receive expansion following $5 million gift from Elon parents

5/22/17 5:55pm

Belk Library will receive a $5 million upgrade following a gift from two Elon parents. The addition will consolidate the offices of academic advising, tutoring, and disability services into one building. The expansion will take the form of a two-story, 11,000-square-foot annex on the east side of the Carol Grotnes Belk library.


Former Sigma Phi Epsilon president used racial slur toward black student

5/2/17 11:07am

Elon University junior Owen Gaffney, former president of the NC Mu Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, used a racial slur toward a black Elon senior, according to multiple sources close to the situation. According to junior William Ellick, current president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Gaffney and senior Austin Meekins, who is black, had a disagreement at an off-campus fraternity party over academic standards with Gaffney, who is white. While Meekins was outside the party, which took place the weekend of April 13, Gaffney indirectly called Meekins the N-word after he had left Gaffney's vicinity. 


With Trump nearing 100 days in office, latest Elon Poll takes temperature of NC voters

4/26/17 12:13pm

According to the latest Elon University Poll released on Wednesday, 49 percent of North Carolina respondents said that President Donald Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Barack Obama, while only 39 percent said Trump is outperforming his predecessor. The poll asked questions about voters' views of President Trump, his behaviors, and policies April 19-21.


Softball tops UNCG behind three runs from freshman catcher

4/20/17 2:12pm

The Elon University softball team beat the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon, topping the Spartans 7-2 under overcast skies at Hunt Softball Park. The Phoenix got the victory behind a four-run fifth inning, seizing on a stretch of shaky pitching from UNCG.


Students flood Chapel Hill's Franklin Street following UNC's National Championship victory

4/4/17 3:21pm

Redemption. That was the word on everyone's lips as thousands clad in Carolina blue swarmed Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Monday night.  After falling in last year's National Championship game, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels beat Gonzaga in Phoenix, Ariz., and fans back on campus celebrated in grand fashion. In one of UNC's most famous athletic traditions, throngs of Carolina faithful formed a sea of celebration on the corner of Franklin St.


Phoenix sweeps JMU with complete game shutout from freshman Brnovich

4/3/17 1:04pm

The Elon University Baseball team defeated James Madison University by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Latham Park, sweeping the Dukes in their three game series, extending a winning streak to six. Although the Phoenix won the first two games of the series in high-scoring affairs, Sunday’s game was decidedly a pitching duel.


HAGER: Waddling into the sunset: A eulogy for Club Penguin

3/29/17 3:43pm

It was the home of so many firsts: first dates; first parties; first independence. I still remember that pizza parlor like it was yesterday. I still remember those igloos like I remember my childhood bedroom. But now, the place where so many of us grew from kids into adults is waddling off into the sunset.


New signposts going up around residential neighborhoods

2/11/17 3:02pm

You may have noticed three unexplained brick columns being built along sidewalks in a few spots on campus. According to Brad Moore, university architectcq- MP and director of planning, design and construction management, they are for new signage denoting Elon University’s various residential neighborhoods.


Demonstrators gather at RDU Airport to protest immigration ban executive order

1/29/17 8:15pm

Hundreds of protestors gathered at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sunday afternoon to protest an executive order from President Donald Trump that bars Syrian refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. According to the airport, more than 1,000 people were present for the protest.


Danieley, a beacon of Elon sports pride, to be missed at basketball games

11/29/16 5:11pm

Played within the intimate confines of historic Alumni Gym, the Elon University men’s basketball games tend to be an exciting affair. Though players and opponents have changed from year to year, one tradition has cemented itself as an unmissable part of any Elon game in the last decade. Without fail, after the under-eight media timeout in the second half, students begin to chant, “Dr. Danieley.”


Plans announced for Historic Neighborhood student commons building

11/9/16 8:40am

The oldest part of Elon University’s campus is going to get a new addition. A new commons building will be built in the Historic Neighborhood, completing a multi-year renovation plan for the area. Plans for the new building, named the LaRose Student Commons, were officially announced during Homecoming weekend at the Board of Trustees luncheon. President Leo Lambert, joined by donor Gail H. LaRose ’64, announced that LaRose’s $2.5 million gift will be used to build a new student gathering space.


Men's basketball thrashes Randolph in lone exhibition game

11/2/16 1:10am

The Elon University mens basketball team had its first outing of the fall on Tuesday night, trouncing Division III Randolph College 88-43 in an exhibition match in Alumni Gym. The Phoenix shone on both ends of the floor, dominating possession in a game that saw them shoot 53% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.


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